Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Awesome Mail Day! First Superfractor!

I use for case breaks and "pick a pack" from time to time.  I have had some decent hits before, but none like I had last week.  The way pick a pack works is you go to the site and buy random hobby packs with a number.  Then the packs are mixed up out of the box (on live video feed) and numbered randomly.

I purchased some packs of 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball and Football, 2016 Panini Classic Football.  I also was given a free pack of 2016 NBA Hoops.  Each pack purchased last week got you an entry into a drawing for a 2015 Spectra Garrett Grayson Superfractor.  I had 10 entries and actually won!

First up is the Superfractor I won.  It's of Garrett Grayson from the Saints and it's the first one I have ever had.  Looks really nice in person.

From Optic Baseball I pulled a Manny Machado green parallel 2/5 and a Buster Posey Diamond Kings gold parallel 3/10! 

For my NBA Hoops pack I pulled an auto of Dakari Johnson.  I don't follow much basketball, so I haven't heard of this player.

I would say I had some pretty good luck last week.  I'm not PC-ing any of these teams or players, so all of these are up for trade.  I'm always on the lookout for Cubs cards and I want to get some Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliot cards.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gems Of The Game Blaster Box

Happy New Year!  After a very busy Christmas season for me I finally have some time to post some things I bought.  First up, I decided to take a gamble with one of those Gems Of The Game blaster boxes they sell at Wal-mart and Target.  You get 1 graded card, 8 regular packs, 1 fat pack and 1 bonus pack.

First, the graded card...and I got Cole Hamels from 2011 Topps.  Not too shabby of a player, although I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish for any Cubs player or a Trout, but I doubt they put many of those in there.

Packs number 1 and 2 are from USA Baseball Champions.  I did pull a numbered card of Ryne Stanek, but that was about it.

Packs 3 and 4 are from Topps 2012 Series One.  Some neat looking inserts, but again, mostly base stuff.

Packs 5 and 6 are Topps 2014 Series One.  More base cards and I got a Samardzija. MEH

Pack 7 is.....Pinnacle?!?!  This brand still exists in some capacity?!?!

Packs 8 & 9 are just stickers.  BOO!

Finally, the "fat pack" that was referenced on the box.  You thought it was gonna be a relic pack too, didn't you?  NOPE.  It's just a jumbo hanger pack of some Topps.

Well, that was a pretty disappointing box to get.  For $20 I didn't expect much, but when you throw in 2 sticker packs instead of real packs, you get negative marks for that.  I wouldn't recommend buying one of these unless its in the clearance section for $5.  The graded Cole Hamels is decent, but the card isn't very exciting to me.  If anyone wants the Cole Hamels I'll throw it into a trade for free.